The first table below looks at the demand for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 65 74 81
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£225 - £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £284
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
613 661 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.11% 69.00% 68.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 283 311
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 9
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) WinRunner
2 4 (44.44%) TestDirector
2 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Node.js
5 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter
5 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (11.11%) Grunt
5 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (11.11%) Bower
5 1 (11.11%) JSUnit
5 1 (11.11%) RESTful
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) WinRunner
1 4 (44.44%) TestDirector
1 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
3 1 (11.11%) Grunt
3 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (11.11%) Bower
3 1 (11.11%) JSUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Applications Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) Google Maps API
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter